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Irish Club preparing for St. Patrick’s Day party

On St. Patrick’s Day, everyone is Irish. Even if your ancestors hailed from another part of the world, on March 17 Irish is more than ancestry; it is a frame of mind.

Join in Peterborough’s joyful celebration of the world’s most popular saint. Our community is one steeped in Irish heritage. The population of our area’s Irish-Canadians has multiplied in the past two centuries, creating a great sense of community here.

The Peterborough Canadian Irish Club creates opportunities to celebrate our cultural traditions, and has made significant contributions to event offerings during Peterborough’s Irish Heritage Week from March 8 to March 16, with a variety of experiences to enjoy throughout the week.

To launch this year’s festivities, on Saturday, March 8 at 9:30 a.m. the Irish Club will host a breakfast at the St. Joseph’s Church Hall in Douro with traditional Irish entertainment. Cost is $10 for adults. Limited tickets are available for this event. Call Shelley Ryan for ticket information.

On Saturday, March 15 at 4:00 p.m., come out to the Evinrude Centre for the longest running Irish Party in Peterborough.

Last year this was a sell-out event so get your tickets early. We’re having a casual pub-style atmosphere with Irish fare available for reasonable prices, lively music by Brendan Sheridan, followed by the Keene Country Boys at 8:00 p.m. to dance the evening away. Tickets for this event are $15.

On Sunday, March 16 at 1:00 p.m., prior to the Annual Peterborough St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the Irish Club will oversee the raising of the Irish Flag ceremony at Peterborough City Hall to celebrate Irish Heritage Week.

The ceremony will include the singing of the Irish National Anthem. Club member, Brendan Moher, the Master of Ceremonies for the event says: “The Irish Flag raising is a great way to respectfully honour our courageous Irish ancestors who braved the treacherous waters of the North Atlantic in the hope of giving their descendents the promise of a better future.”

Peterborough County Warden J. Murray Jones will be on hand to mark this event and Peterborough Mayor Daryl Bennett will officially proclaim the beginning of Irish Heritage Week. All are encouraged to attend.

Join in the celebration! Sláinte!

For ticket Information contact: Shelley Ryan: 705-742-0987, shelleyryan83@hotmail.ca orMary O’Brien: 705-742-8417.

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